Being Me

by Helen Keenan     @hbkeenan

The last 6 years have taken a toll on my self confidence, health and ambitions. The loss of a brother, father, close friend and even the beloved dog would do that to most I think. Plus the cancer battles of family and friends which came like wave after wave, testing our resilience and reminding us of how precious life is.

My mother’s recent dementia has been the defining moment. It was either lie down and give up or decide what it is you need and want and go and get it. So this year in 2019 I’m doing just that.

No more apologising for not being good enough. Lots more appreciation for what has been achieved. Ambition to get more out of my me time because it matters most. The adventure of what might come next and embracing it in spite of the fear. The blessing of being loved and accepted for who I am by the person and people who matter most. Happy New Year, happy old me.

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